Hurricane Impact Windows & Doors in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The wider Fort Lauderdale region has been hit by over 30 hurricanes since meteorologists began keeping track in 1871. From the recent devastation of Hurricanes Wilma and Andrew to the legendary Hurricane Miami of 1926, weathering storms is just a fact of life in South Florida. Nowhere is that more true than in Fort Lauderdale, which has the added task of preserving some of the area’s most idyllic neighborhoods and architecture.

As local leaders in hurricane door and window installation, Elite Impact Glass has seen which products most reliably stand up to weather events that defy the imagination. Read on to learn which hurricane impact solutions we recommend most for Fort Lauderdale homes and businesses, both for enhanced protection and aesthetic value.

CGI Hurricane Impact Windows

Being the first hurricane window manufacturer to receive Miami-Dade’s building material requirements, CGI windows are the culmination of a long history spent innovating impact glass technology. For new constructions and full window replacements, CGI’s window frames and laminated glass can withstand extremely hard impacts, huge pressure shifts, and other harsh conditions that would make standard glass a major liability.

From the idyllic simplicity of CGI’s basic models to their more designer options, customers can choose from a robust assortment of styles and materials. A true legend in the industry, CGI proves you can easily optimize your hurricane protection with a modern and unobtrusive look.

Eco Window Systems

Treading the same tight threshold between form and function, Eco Window Systems’ impact windows are known for their high customizability. From enhanced hardware to specialized coatings and materials, you’ll have a wide range of feature-rich options to choose from, including:

  • Large Missile and Small Missile Impact resistance options
  • Egress- and ADA-compliant locking mechanisms
  • Enhanced PVB and other glass layering materials
  • Energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) coatings
  • Improved noise reduction
  • Glass thicknesses ranging from 5/16″ to 1 1/16″
  • Custom shapes and sizes

Eco Window Systems also use heavy gauge T6 aluminum frames, a hardened, corrosion-resistant alloy favored by heavy industries for its structural integrity and easy precision manufacturing.

WinDoor Windows

WinDoor also fulfills specialized impact window needs, along with a wide range of standard window types (e.g., single hung, casement, awning, and horizontal sliding windows). For instance, WinDoor’s impact-resistant “window walls” are ideal for commercial buildings seeking maximum natural light but without the vulnerability of standard glass.

We also specialize in WinDoor impact glass products that primarily enhance aesthetics but safely. That includes WinDoor’s “picture windows,” a veritable glass wall that can immediately boost the appeal of an outdoor gathering area.

Why Hurricane Impact Windows are Important in Fort Lauderdale

With numerous styles and design options, it’s easier than ever to fortify your home or business with impact windows that meet your structure’s exact requirements. Just as South Florida depends on the leading edge in hurricane protection, locals also know the importance of maintaining property values.

That’s particularly true in Fort Lauderdale, which boasts a particularly robust real estate market. At the same time, Fort Lauderdale’s impressive appreciation rates have yielded somewhat to buyers’ demands, meaning every value-adding feature counts. Fortunately for home and business owners, hurricane protection is one design element that never goes out of style.

Hurricane Impact Window FAQ

Our time-tested impact windows from CGI, Eco, and WinDoor fulfill more than just the security and aesthetic needs of Fort Lauderdale communities. They can also help property owners counteract rising utility costs, and it’s even possible to receive lower rates from your insurance company.

The short answer is no, even for the most diligent do-it-yourselfers. We insist that you rely on trained professionals for all impact window installations, and most factory warranties require it. Even for basic assessments, it’s best to request a free consultation and leave any working-at-height tasks to the professionals.

Impact windows work much like car windshields, holding the glass together in a laminated matrix. The laminate helps the window withstand impacts at hurricane speeds, to begin with, and if extreme forces do crack the glass, individual shards will largely remain intact without scattering shards across the floor or leaving the opening exposed to the elements.

With numerous styles and design options, it’s easier than ever to fortify your home or business with impact windows that meet your structure’s exact requirements. Just as South Florida depends on the leading edge in hurricane protection, locals also know the importance of maintaining property values.

That’s particularly true in Fort Lauderdale, which boasts a particularly robust real estate market. At the same time, Fort Lauderdale’s impressive appreciation rates have yielded somewhat to buyers’ demands, meaning every value-adding feature counts. Fortunately for home and business owners, hurricane protection is one design element that never goes out of style.

Trust the Experts for Impact Windows in Fort Lauderdale

Even in South Florida, there’s little reason to live in fear of hurricanes if you take the proper precautions. Having been at the epicenter of many of the fiercest storms of the past century, Fort Lauderdale building codes require impact windows the majority of the time. It’s not just important for you, but for those who will work alongside you to help rebuild after the next hurricane.

Contact Elite Impact Glass online or call (888) 354-8304 to learn more about what makes the most effective impact windows and how to best leverage their other important benefits.

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Our Reviews
Samantha Postigo
Samantha Postigo
2021-10-26
Thank you to the Elite Impact Glass team for such great service! We absolutely love our hurricane impact doors!! They completely changed the look of our home for the better! We appreciated the hard work from the installation team, Gus, Eduardo & Jose! You all were awesome! Thanks you!
Eduardo Rodriguez
Eduardo Rodriguez
2021-10-23
Employees were awesome, professional, clean, courteous, knowledgeable. Even after door was installed had to call on a saturday to to have someone look at door. Mauricio responded quickly. I would not hesitate to use this company again for any door or window needs.
Luis Jane
Luis Jane
2021-09-16
Excellent recommend… Great job perfect example of good quality. 🙂Happy customer happy ending… 😎 By the way my regards to José he is a good asset to your company…
Alicia Musa
Alicia Musa
2021-08-28
Fast services
Javib Camayd
Javib Camayd
2021-08-25
Competitive pricing, excellent products, but most importanly, a detailed and thorough installation. If you want the job done right, go ahead and call Jason at Elite!
Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez
2021-08-19
Incredible job by the team in Elite Impact Glass! From start to finish they were exceptional! I couldn’t recommend them more. Thank you for the work you did and for our beautiful impact door.
Javier Cruz
Javier Cruz
2021-08-06
I mainly worked with Jason at Elite and he was great! Great customer service. The installers were very easy to work with. They prepped the house so that the mess was isolated and easy to clean. The installation was pretty quick and painless. Honest, reliable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them.
Jared R Williams
Jared R Williams
2021-08-02
My wife and I could not have been happier with selecting Elite Impact Glass. They came HIGHLY recommended from a co-worker who was getting them installed, as well. Plus, they were the lowest priced quote we received. They were also the lowest priced quote for the person recommending them. That made the decision so much easier. Brian was my contact with Elite. He quickly came out to measure and we received that quote the same day. We did have a smaller job so that helps. Anytime I had a question he was quick to answer. During the whole process, he kept me up to date on the status of everything. From the status of the permitting and through the manufacturing of the windows, Brian let me know about every step of the process. The installers were very courteous with covering any furniture to help protect from any dust getting on the furniture. Its construction so there is going to be some dust. I had my own materials to cover things up, but they had their own materials and did it for me. They had our windows installed in a day and half. Once we passed inspection, they came back to finish the caulking on the inside of the house. The whole process was easier than we thought it would be. We have heard stories of people with bad experiences with having impact windows installed. Based on our experience, they clearly did not use Elite Impact Glass. Thank you Brian and the Elite Impact Glass team.
Muhammet Gümüş
Muhammet Gümüş
2021-07-28
We had 4 windows replaced on the west facing side of our home that were in bad shape and I'm so happy with the final results. The instal team was pro and very clean and the windows feel like great quality. Thanks Elite Impact Glass!
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